Monday, August 6, 2012

Well Hello

After a brief hiatus I am back! I have to say pregnancy took a lot more out of me then I realized at the time.  Pregnancy is actually a really tough thing! Before I was pregnant and maybe I was a little nieve but I kept thinking "Pregnancy can't be that bad, millions of people are born and pregnant around the world everyday."  I watched the pregnancy reality tv shows and it didn't look that bad.. but pregnancy is really hard probably one of the hardest thing next to labor that I ever had to go through.  It's hard because you have to give yourself to the process and realize there are a million normal symptoms that apply to you that you never in life ever had.. like nausea, acne, heart burn, acid reflux, no energy, and the list goes on.  It's also an emotional journey in learning to trust your mommy instincts and thinking a ton about wanting to be the best mommy I can be.  I know there are a lot of ladies who had it a million times more rough then me- but for me the process was hard.  Thinking back it was hard but I know I grew a lot as a person.  I also have a new admiration towards all moms and learned it's a tough job in just getting ready for a baby.

I have done a lot of thinking about this blog and how my blog fits into my new life.  Art and being creative is so extremely important to me but now I have someone that I want to and need to inspire... my little daughter.  So now my little family includes a hubs, 2 pugs and a baby :).
 

5 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

I'm so glad to hear how excited you are for your future arrival Erika, I think that you're going to make a good mother and I can't wait to read about how well it's going. Here's wishing you the best for the birth and everything.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Having a child isn't easy at all. Being pregnant was something stressful, haha. I have two girls now & sometimes I haven't a clue on how I made it so far with them. Carrying them was so bizarre at times, feeling this baby move inside and all the down sides that came with it, nausea - acid - bad reactions to smells and certain foods, back ache, my hips aching, all of it was a nightmare & I thought what am I doing!?! But, then you see the little face & you know exactly what you've done and why you would do it again. Until, their screaming and it all begins again, haha. It's a roller coaster, but I wouldn't trade lives with anyone with no children. And I know you'll do just fine too :) Am really pleased for your wonderful news...exciting!! Many blessings and happy wishes to you all :)

Jessica Wray said...

so happy to have you back!

Lindsay said...

Edith is just 2 days older!

Lindsay said...

Edith is just 2 days older!